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Mark Blaine

19: December 2016

Mark Blaine specializes in nonfiction storytelling about science and the environment – particularly how traditional narrative forms work in networks and how media can use network theory to tell the right story at the right time for the right audience. Blaine teaches science journalism and introductory multimedia storytelling techniques in the School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon and has developed the core curriculum series that emphasizes multimedia and multi-platform competency for all students as well as an experiential field school that explores stories of local people facing climate change in Oregon and Alaska (scienceandmemory.uoregon.edu). He has been an investigative reporter, speaker, author, and editor for magazines and newspapers. He lives in Crow, Oregon.

Mark participated in the December 2016 MediaStorm Methodology Master Class. He had the following to say about his experience:


The MediaStorm methodology workshop was the best kind of disruptor. As someone who works from within an institution that’s slow to innovate (a university), the workshop gave me a perspective on creativity and entrepreneurship that helped break me out of my institutional bubble and see opportunity inside (and outside…) of the organization. I now have a framework to structure all of my future production efforts — whether they be internal or in partnership with other organizations. Brian assembled a great group with diverse challenges that all seemed to mesh into broader, deeper understanding of how to make more thoughtful, more valuable story projects. Thank you!

Mark Blaine
Senior Instructor, University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication